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DOUG’S GARDEN BLOG – Dog Days of Summer

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

What a difference a year can make. Last year we experienced above-average rainfall for the month and below-average temperatures for July. But not this year! Here we are in the last week of July and we are experiencing a hot and dry July. So, why do we refer to this time of year as the…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – What Can Go Wrong With the Fruit on Your Tomatoes and How to Fix It

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

I’ve had so many customers come in recently with tomatoes in their hands because they have a problem with the fruit. If you’re growing tomatoes, here is a list of what you may find, the cause, and how to mitigate the problem. Blossom End Rot Blossom end rot is water-soaked lesions at the bottom of…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Six Things You Can Do To Garden Sustainably

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

One of the big “catch-phrases” you hear a lot is “sustainable” gardening. What is sustainable gardening exactly? The goal of sustainable gardening is to leave the environment in the same or in better shape than it already was—and to try to use as few products as possible to keep it that way Remember water is…

DOUG’S GARDEN BLOG – July Gardening Chores

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

ALERT! – Here we are in mid-July and the Japanese Beetles are out and about eating away on many of our favorite plants such as roses, basil, tomatoes, crape myrtles, and others. I have been talking to customers daily about these nuisance beetles. They will be around for a few more weeks so protect your…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Garden Terms You Need to Know

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Whether you’re a brand new gardener or you’ve gardened for many years, knowing the garden terms below will help you be a better gardener and get superior results. Why? Because knowing these terms helps you understand how to create the best growing conditions. Knowing these terms also helps you ask better questions when talking with…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – What Are Your Houseplants Telling You?

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

If you’re like me, you had your houseplants outside back in May. I know they love the fresh air circulation, better light, and great humidity—it reminds them of “home.” I love seeing all the bright green new growth and it’s nice not to have to pick up yellow leaves from the living room floor where…

DOUG’S GARDEN BLOG – “They’re Here!!!” Time to Protect Your Plants

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR JAPANESE BEETLES BECAUSE THEY ARE HERE, OUT AND ABOUT, AND EATING AWAY I was wondering when customers would be coming into the garden center with evidence of damage to their plants from Japanese Beetles. This past week I had a couple of customers right here in North Chesterfield needing advice…

BONNIE’S GARDEN: Prepare Now for Your Fall Garden

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

This time of year is a perfect time to think about your fall garden. What are you going to do when the tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans give out? Do you let your garden just sit over the winter or do you get excited about a whole new garden season? If you’re going to let…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Use Gardening For Quality Family Time

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

PLANT A LITTLE ‘FAMILY’ HAPPINESS Today’s hectic lifestyle has left many families disconnected from nature. Spending time together as a family in the garden is an easy and natural way to have quality time with one another. We are all reading more and more how our younger children are spending too much time indoors on…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Garden Gratitude

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

This time of year, I tend to get bogged down in details: squash bugs showing up on my watermelon vines; tomato blooms that won’t set fruit because the temperature is 95 degrees; trying to keep everything watered (including me!) in unrelenting heat. I ask myself “Why the heck did I plant so much?” Last Thursday…

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